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Bake and make

Among many many good things that Britain brought into my life I’m gonna mention scones today.  Plain ones, with raisins, cheese or cherries… but most importantly with a cup of  tea – I love scones so much, that to prove my love I bake them very often. My current best version is a wholemeal ones with shopped apricots, sultanas and raisins. I get them ready for breakfast and I’m not gonna say the number – all of them are gone (somewhere) by the end of the day.

my scones

I’ve also found a great apple cake recipe

apple cake

and a new Polish recipe that makes  really yummy Christmas cookies

cookies

50g butter

1 tbsp golden syrup or honey (I used honey)

50g light brown sugar

225g plain flour

3tsp mixed spices (ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon..)

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

3tbsp milk

1 egg yolk

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Melt the butter, syrup or honey and sugar in a pan. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.

Sift the flour, spices and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Pour in the melted butter mixture, milk and egg yolk. Mix to a soft dough.

Kneed until smooth, then roll out between 2 sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Stamp out forms using cookie cutters. Place on the baking sheets. Make a hole in each if you wish to hang them up later. Bake for 10 minutes, until a slightly darker shade.

Speaking of cookies, I had to make some for my kids school’s Christmas fair. I used simple gingerbread dough and decorated it with the icing. No idea how successful they were, but it was fun making these. 🙂

for others

Ok. Next up buckwheat pancakesfor one

Made from  wholewheat and buckwheat flour (50/50). My kids actually love them. I also substitute normal sugar for black molasses, it not only is healthier, tastes better, but also makes the pancakes look brownish, so my kiddos call our pancakes ‘the chocolate ones’ 😉

So that’s baking. Now making. Lina and her goodies. Already in my shop

lina

For some reason I had this urge to try to make a white felted flower…

white

I also have a bigger bear that needs to be finished… and a couple of other things…  so I might do my last shop update next Tuesday night, but no promises here 😉

That’s it. The sun outside is calling – have a great Sunday!

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After the rain the sky will shine and that’s so beautifull… I put headphones on and imagine myself walking on that white soft carpet that covers the sky. Nothing else arround you, no other sounds. The mind is free. Breath in,  close your eyes and spin arround… runn arround, leave footprints, move clouds with hands, make patterns and watch how the wind customizes it all. I love it. The sky, the clouds and happy me…

scrached sky

mine
When I’m on earth I still make the ussual things, including toys for you:

maisy

ben

pier

sonny

There will be a give away v. soon, so watch the space 😉

In a mean time – stay happy!

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Nature is good, but what is really good – it’s me in it.

I grew up in a town, far away from UK (having said that, most of my summers were spent in a very green and very beautiful big village and I honestly loved it). In my teens I moved to even bigger town. After that there was life in a relatively small capital. The next step was London. I guess from here it will go backwards… Or that’s what I hope for. I love love London, also because we have a lot of parks and quite a few of them are truly amazing, but my soul is longing for a quieter, greener and more relaxed life. And I wish my kids grow up with far more freedom and in touch with dear nature.

I love trees

All of them

I want to plant some.

Nature aside, my toys are finally in the shop.

my first ever book I wrote…

Have a lovely week!

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